HBO Max 'Gossip Girl' Part 2: 5 things you didn't know about Jordan Alexander
Hey there upper-east siders, ready for some more drama? HBO Max's 'Gossip Girl' is almost here and fans of the series are awaiting the drop after a racy and exciting first part. The sequel to the original CW series debuted in July of this year with the 12 episodes series being split into 2 parts. A new story and new characters had us all hooked as the familiar suspense around the anonymous blogger on Instagram returned.
The sequel to the hit series took a different route to casting and instead of an all-White cast went for a diverse range and focused on BLM and LGBTQ actors and characters. This switch-up was praised as the show kept up with modern times. Read on to know more about the cast as they return for the second part of 'Gossip Girl'
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Jordan Alexander as Julien Calloway
Jordan Alexander is a Canadian actress and established singer-songwriter, who has even opened a show for Kehlani.
She began acting at the young age of 12 with her passion for acting igniting when she played baby Jesus in a church play which led her to decide to become an actor and move to the city at 18.
The actress who plays the lead role of Julien Calloway, the new queen of Constance Billard got the role without knowing which character or show she was auditioning for. Her bald approach while auditioning was more due to comfort and wanting to stand out rather than fashion and ended up becoming her signature look.
The 'Gossip Girl' actress is best known for her roles on the TV series 'Unbury the Biscuit', and the film 'Please Kill Mr. Know It All'.
She is a supporter of the LGBTQ+community and is currently dating Shane Homan, a model, and activist. Her character Julen is extremely edgy, fashionable and a major influence and will be returning for the second part of the show.
Eli Brown as Otto 'Obie' Bergmann IV
Elijah "Eli" Brown is an American actor who the lead role of Obie, Julien Calloway's ex who later gets together with her half-sister Zoya. The actor is still pretty new to the scene with him starring in the drama series, 'Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists' in 2018 which marked his first role. The show premiered in 2019 but was unfortunately canceled after the first season aired
. Brown went to bag a recurring role as Dave on the Netflix series, 'Spinning Out' and was featured in two episodes. He also starred in the Netflix movie ' The F**k-It List' as Brett Blackmore, the lead. His next movie 'Run Hide Fight' saw him play Tristan Voy, the main antagonist, and had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 10, 2020. He will be returning in 'Gossip Girl' for the second part of the reboot/sequel.
Other cast members
The rest of the cast includes Whitney Peak as Zoya Lott, Tavi Gevinson as Kate Keller, Thomas Doherty as Max Wolfe, Evan Mock as Akeno 'Aki' Menzies, Johnathan Fernandez as Nicholas 'Nick' Lott, Adam Chanler-Berat as Jordan Glassberg, Zión Moreno as Luna La, Emily Alyn Lind as Audrey Hope, Savannah Lee Smith as Monet De Haan, Jason Gotay as Rafa Caparros, Todd Almond as Gideon Wolfe, Laura Benanti as Kiki Hope and more.
'Gossip Girl' Part 2 will premiere on November 25, 2021, on HBO Max.